As concerned citizens and more importantly, as social engineers, my fellow associates and I have started an initiative called 'Project Sleep Well' to try and do our best to help the cause of the homeless people in our city.
Project Sleep Well aims to provide maximum persons with mosquito nets to help them survive the adverse conditions in Delhi during the monsoons which not only bring rain but also lots of mosquitos with deadly diseases.
This is a completely not-for-profit initiative.
Project Sleep Well started in the winter of 2015 by donating sleeping bags to the homeless. We tried something new and in our experience, it was a huge success and we got a great response. We are looking to expand our project this year by also working in the summer/monsoon season. The diseases caused by mosquitos is a major area of concern for the homeless as they are the most exposed to these deadly insects.
We work extensively for the homeless in Delhi as one of the many projects under the NGO Centre for Holistic Development(CHD) providing them with sleeping bags, blankets, clothes, food, healthcare or space in a shelter home as per their requirement and need.
Centre for Holistic Development (CHD), a Non-Governmental Organisation, which fights for the rights of the homeless people, with an emphasis on social inclusion, leadership, capacity building and livelihoods within the homeless community to help us ensure that the Project is a success. CHD is actively engaged in advocacy and engages stakeholders at different levels to provide support to the homeless community while fighting for the overall social inclusion and better life of the homeless women, men and children.
The collection of funds takes place through crowd funding voluntary donations.
Looking ahead the project's ultimate aim is to use the collected funds to provide skill development and generate employment amongst the homeless by training them in apparel sewing and employing them to manufacture our own sleeping bags and mosquito nets. What this will result in is that with the support of the jobless/homeless persons sleeping bags will be made by the homeless, distributed to the homeless and in turn empower, enable and uplift the homeless people of Delhi.
The Project also raises awareness about the multitude of problems faced by homeless persons and is committed to play a proactive role in changing the conditions that they live in. We want to provide immediate relief to the most disadvantaged section of society so that they don't have to sleep on the pavements in harsh weather conditions and also develop a long-term holistic solution to the wider issue and as a result further generate a sense of belonging and community, that comes from feeling valued and included by society.
The purpose of this page: Raise funds and give people an opportunity to contribute to the cause.
Each mosquito will cost approximately Rs.500
Donate Rs.500: 1 homeless person impacted
Donate Rs.1000: 2 homeless people impacted
Donate Rs.1500: 3 homeless people impacted
And so on...
However, you are free to donate any amount that you may deem fit. Every rupee will count!
You can check out the Facebook pages of CHD and Project Sleep Well:
You can also visit and donate through our websites: